Kate Elliott

August 7, 2011 Bookish 0

I think epic fantasy ought to defy definition. Kate Elliott is an epic fantasy writer who loved fantasy and science fiction long before she started writing it. Her works include the Novels of the Jaran, the seven volume epic Crown of Stars and more recently, the Crossroads Trilogy and the ongoing Spiritwalker series. This quote was taken from her online blog.

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Upcoming Books (Aug/Sept)

August 4, 2011 Bookish 0

Just a quick heads up on books coming out in the next two months. This is by no means a comprehensive list.  (F) The Magician King by Lev Grossman (sequel to The Magicians) — August 9 (F) The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind (new Richard and Kahlan story) — August…

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Perfect Shadow

August 1, 2011 Bookish 0

Perfect Shadow Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks’ New York Times bestselling Night Angel trilogy. “I got a bit of prophecy,” the old assassin said. “Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like…

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Brandon Sanderson

July 30, 2011 Bookish 0

Calling Wot derivative of Tolkien is like calling Tolkien derivative of Beowulf. True, but missing the point entirely. Brandon on Twitter – 30 March 2010 2:37 pm Brandon Sanderson is a high fantasy author. His works include the Mistborn trilogy, The Stromlight Archive saga and stand alone novels Elantris and Warbreaker. He was also chosen to continue the epic…

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The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

July 28, 2011 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

What if the Dark Lord won? The Mistborn is a trilogy written by Brandon Sanderson, the first in a trilogy of trilogies set in the same world. The books in the series are: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. It explores what would happen if the good…

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What is speculative fiction?

July 26, 2011 Bookish 0

I started this blog with the intention of doing two things: Documenting the books I read and sharing them with others Conducting a genre study for Speculative Fiction Most people who have read the blog always ask one thing: what IS speculative fiction? A quick Google search proved useless on…

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The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

July 24, 2011 Reviews 0

I am currently re-reading the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage to celebrate the release of the 6th book Darke. The first book in the series is Magyk, followed by Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren and Darke.  Jenna Heap is a young girl of eleven who lives with her adoptive family:…

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Matthew Reilly

July 21, 2011 Bookish 0

For whatever reason, fantasy fiction has settled into the quasi-medieval, with magic, wizards and all that. I think it’s more than that, it’s magic grounded in a certain logic. It creates rules. You can’t just have magic to zap you out of trouble whenever you need it. ~ Matthew Reilly…

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